• The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★½

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    Being a parent really can drive you that crazy, and I can't imagine doing it alone.

    “If it's in a word, or it's in a look, you can't get rid of the Babadook.”

    I also can't even begin to imagine what it would be like for you to lose the love of your life on the same day as your child's birth. And this stylish horror film explores how that grief could consume your life in…

  • Scream 4

    Scream 4

    ★★★★

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    The scare factor is back and even more brutal in this 4th chapter of the meta slasher franchise, Scream.

    "Come on Mr. Ghostface, whisper to me! Aren't you supposed to ask me a question?"

    After how laughably silly and over the top 'Scream 3' was, I was amazed to see how they were able to course-correct and make a sequel that actually rivaled the original. I was glad to see Scream 4 finally got rid of…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★½

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    "Shouldn't we be running? ... It's Derry. I'm kinda getting used to it."

    It Chapter 2 bites off more than it can chew with how it jumps back and forth in time with its characters, and ends up being overlong and messy. Random weird things with sharp teeth are not nearly as frightening as Pennywise, and at times can be unfortunately comical.

    They did a great job casting The Losers Club as adults, but watching these…

  • The Greasy Strangler

    The Greasy Strangler

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)
    Cringe Movie Bucket List

    Painfully idiotic and gross!

    "Bullshit artist!"

    If a perverted and depraved version of 'Napoleon Dynamite' sounds appealing, then you might find this amusing. If not, then stay far away from this pointless piece of shit movie.

    Typically I would provide a rundown of all the gross things you could expect to see, but it is really not worth my time. I did give it an extra half star for its surprisingly decent…

  • Lake Placid

    Lake Placid

    ★★★

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    Takes the 'Jaws' formula, swaps in a crocodile, and tops it off with an ironic title!

    "I'm rooting for the crocodile. I hope he swallows your friends whole."

    With just an hour and 22-minute runtime Lake Placid makes us spend an awfully long amount of time with its obnoxious lead characters, before ever giving us a good look at this massive croc we came to see. In 'Jaws' holding off on showing the shark ended up…

  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    "Oranges and lemons ... Say the bells of St Clement's"

    A little longer than it needs to be, but always a good pick for a few monster clown scares and 80s nostalgia.

    "Welcome to the Loser's Club, asshole!"

    Thanks for reading.
    Happy spooky movie watching season ... Boo!

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    ★★★★½

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    A chilling minimalistic glance into the pathos of a killer.

    "If you shoot someone in the head with a .45 every time you kill somebody, it becomes like your fingerprint, see? But if you strangle one, stab another, and one you cut up, and one you don't, then the police don't know what to do. They think you're four different people. What they really want, what makes their job so much easier, is a pattern. What…

  • From Beyond

    From Beyond

    ★★★½

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    Take some scientific mumbo jumbo, add some kinkiness, H.P. Lovecraft inspired horror, and mix it all together and you get the creature feature known as From Beyond.

    "Don't you understand? This is the greatest discovery since Van Leeuwenhoek first looked through a microscope and saw an amoeba! ... Yeah, but he wasn't down there with the amoebas!"

    I checked this horror flick out since I had heard it was scary, and it had a cool poster.…

  • Island of Lost Souls

    Island of Lost Souls

    ★★★½

    Criterion Collection Spine #586
    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    So that's what the classic novel 'The Island of Dr. Moreau' by H. G. Wells’s is all about.

    "What is the law? ... Not to spill blood, that is the law. Are we not men?"

    A shipwreck survivor named Edward Parker discovers some beastly scientific misconduct, after being dumped off on a mysterious island in the south seas. I thought Island of Lost Souls was a very solid pre-code adventure sci-fi horror…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Collection Spine #630
    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    The joy of motherhood eerily contrasted by the overwhelming terror of ones body and trust being violated, make Rosemary’s Baby a distinctly feminine masterpiece of horror.

    "You're trying to get me to be his mother ... Aren't you his mother?"

    I enjoyed Rosemary’s Baby when I watched it just a few years ago, but I think some of the silliness at the end kept me from appreciating how great this film is…

  • Braindead

    Braindead

    ★★★★½

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    A horror comedy from Director Peter Jackson so outrageously hilarious and gory it is apparently worthy of two titles!

    "Damn fine custard. Rich and creamy, just the way I like it!"

    If you are a fan of over the top comical horror movies like 'Evil Dead 2', then you really owe it to yourself to check out this splatter flick Directed by the guy that gave us LOTR, that will either be called Braindead or Dead…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

    (Halloween Movie Fest 2020)

    Just the premise alone to Psycho terrified me as a kid, and I did not even understand what the movie was about ... or did I?

    "It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?"

    I was first introduced to this movie when my family went to Universal Studios in Florida, and we checked out the 'Alfred…